As boring as rap music is right now, there sure is a lot of drama. It’s so bad that I’m hearing “the streets” calling Drake a snitch for testifying on some cats who robbed him. I won’t even go in on the Yukmouth situation, because in a microwave world, that’s old news. Point is, with so little new music beating us down (i.e. The major players are all on state-sponsored vacations) it’s not much to talk about but guy’s personal lives. It’s moments like these when someone can really appreciate Kanye West.
Kanye kept it real. He spoke his mind about real shit, as opposed to just really speaking his mind, if you smell my cologne. George W. Bush has yet to shake the mantra of not caring about Blacks & isn’t doing much to change it. But, that’s neither here nor there. Kanye kept it so real in fact, that at the height of his popularity, cliche or not, he scooped the baddest White girl this side of Marilyn Monroe. That was a power move of NBA proportions. Ascots, fingerless gloves, pink accessories, window blind sunglasses, you name it & Ye probably did it to death. As interesting a character his caricature is, his music stayed moving crowds. Just ask Jay-Z.
After ‘808’s & Heartbreaks’, dude kind of fell back, due to his battle with Tourette’s Syndrome & what not. While his antics may have gotten him in trouble, his honest, free spirited brand of Hip Hop is noticeably missing. Rap cats either stunt, front or lie so tough, that even if you don’t agree with Ye’s philosopies, you must respect it.
I thought it would have been killer to release some music on the heels of him & Amber Rose being shitted on by PETA, but no dice. He wouldn’t even leave fashion week in France to help out Haiti, so why would he help out Hip Hop? I don’t expect anything less from the Douchebag Emperor of the Galaxy, though.
He’s proven time again that he’s a smart fellow, & we all know that absence makes the heart grow fonder. No homo. It’s about time for him to return & show the world that Hip Hop music > rap.
Arguably, it all started here. & something tells me it’s far from over.